Sunday, July 29, 2007


A lower speed ride had been requested by a few ot the girls and newer riders, so we planned one for today. When this was first planned, we figured 5-7 riders or so. Well, I guess the demand for this type of ride was high, because we ended up with over 25 bikes!We broke up into 2 groups and made fairly frequent stops to provide pointers, reorganize the ride groups, etc. Overall, it seemed to work out great! After stopping for lunch, we broke up into a few other groups and took various paths back...

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

DRZ Conversion to SM

Been wanting to SM (SuperMoto) my DRZ400-E, but couldn't justify the cost of the wheels, etc. Found a DRZ-400S that had been fully converted to SM and bought it. Then I decided that I'd rather have the SM stuff on my E anyhow (more power, higher compression, etc).A conversion ensued... Pictures are here. More information on the mods (always updated) on my DRZ are also here.Final pictures of the bike (as of now anyhow!) are here!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Replaced taillight w/ LED light on DRZ

The dual sport kit on the DRZ used an incandescent tail light, which never seemed to work well, especially getting banged around on the dirt. I ordered an LED Tail light inner kit from WheelingCycleSupply for $19 + SH and replaced the bulb and mount inside my tail light with their LED module. Works great, and even has 2 down firing LED's for the license plate. Sorry, didn't take pictures.

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A few trailer updates

Been a while since I posted an update on the trailer modifications. Have been taking our time on them...5/17/2007: Ordered VCT flooring for the trailer and installed it. Vinyl Composition Tile - which is a semi flexible tile colored completely through and quite strong. Pictures are here5/22/2007: Finished the flooring and built the cabinet into the front V of the trailer. Pictures are here7/02/2007: Used 3/4 aluminum sheet backed foam insulation and insulated the walls as well as did more of the...

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Street & Dual Sport Ride

07/08/2007: Did a little Dual Sport ride on the DRZ today... 3 of us, but was good to get out! Just under 150 miles, and my butt is definately not used to that seat :) Here is the Motionbased GPS Map/Log.06/24/2007: Did a short ride today, trying to beat the rain! Here is the Motionbased GPS Map/Log.

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